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Arck Angel - Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

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Arck Angel
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89
very good

39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  13.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: John_M on 03-06-2012)
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%

06-17-2014 22:36:18 | More by DrBier
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JArmour15

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

03-10-2014 12:32:26 | More by JArmour15
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reizorc

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

02-13-2014 15:43:47 | More by reizorc
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CuriousMonk

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.2%

02-10-2014 03:24:39 | More by CuriousMonk
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dgaffney88

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

01-13-2014 00:18:18 | More by dgaffney88
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salthemonster

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%

01-05-2014 11:14:53 | More by salthemonster
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illeagle05

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.2%

12-02-2013 19:45:54 | More by illeagle05
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cwelsh55

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

12-02-2013 00:05:30 | More by cwelsh55
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nrs207

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -25.9%

11-27-2013 18:17:48 | More by nrs207
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bvdubn

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

06-05-2013 21:09:06 | More by bvdubn
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57md

Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev +4.7%

What the heck is a Quad IPA anyway? Let's just call this a DIPA for purposes of comparison.

Appearance is a bright copper color with a thin layer of head that dissipated very quickly. The essence of grapefruits and hops dominate the nose. The flavor is both fruity and malty with hints of orange, mango and apricot.

As far as hoppiness, I don't think that it quite ranks with the best DIPAs out there. Still there is something quite enjoyable about this offering even if it does not rise to the level of "hop bomb."

What we have here is a tasty and complex big beer that does not get overwhelmed by the alcohol. That is a rarity and makes this a pretty special tasting experience.

05-12-2013 12:37:06 | More by 57md
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%

05-05-2013 01:52:57 | More by ShanePB
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

05-04-2013 21:13:49 | More by yourefragile
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runner_pe

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

05-04-2013 12:01:54 | More by runner_pe
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Kayaker

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

04-08-2013 19:54:29 | More by Kayaker
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VipertheIV

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

03-15-2013 11:04:27 | More by VipertheIV
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StormKing47

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

02-07-2013 14:00:13 | More by StormKing47
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prdstmnky

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

01-26-2013 15:05:08 | More by prdstmnky
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Stout6

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

12-13-2012 04:43:46 | More by Stout6
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BeerCon5

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -4.2%

Pours a deep amber, almost red color with a very nice foamy white head that disappears quickly.

The scent is dominant of citrus hops. Grapefruit, lemon, some notes of orange are also noticeable.

The taste is similar to the scent, lots of citrus. Very bitter citrus hops, grapefruit, lemon, and oranges.

Full body, sort of a dry sticky feel, moderate carbonation.

This was a pretty tasty beer, surprisingly balanced with such a high abv.

12-05-2012 21:10:12 | More by BeerCon5
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4.23/5  rDev +4.4%

Served on tap at Al's of Hampden in Enola, PA

A: Pours a murky dark golden yellow in color with some hints of brown and orange highlights along with light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall off-white head that very slowly reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a couple of small slightly thicker patches and a thick ring at the edges of the glass (showing very good head retention). Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of citrus hops - I can detect grapefruit, orange, tangerine, and lemon in that order of strength/intensity. Very slight hints of some tropical/pineapple hops and some bitterness in the aroma.

T: Upfront there is a moderate to strong amount of caramel malt sweetness to help balance out the huge amount of hop flavors in this beer. There are flavors of citrus hops including grapefruit, orange, tangerine, and lemon. Additionally there are some tropical/pineapple hop flavors and just a hint of bitterness in the finish.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly sticky with some moderate dryness in the finish.

O: Easier to drink than I expected with it being a 4x IPA and the rather high ABV but the alcohol is extremely well hidden and the beer has a very good balance to it. Nice complexity to the flavor makes this one real enjoyable. Definitely one to try again.

12-02-2012 13:47:07 | More by dbrauneis
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prodgerm

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

11-25-2012 17:53:50 | More by prodgerm
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GeoffreyM

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%

10-31-2012 02:44:49 | More by GeoffreyM
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District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -25.9%

10-27-2012 19:29:47 | More by Rhettroactive
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brystmar

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

10-14-2012 12:57:47 | More by brystmar
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Arck Angel from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.